UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women


A woman on public transit in New York wears face mask in March 2020; Photo: UN Photo/Loey Felipe
Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response

A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic and robust measures around the world attempt to contain its spread, social impact of the Novel Coronavirus is hitting women hard. Globally, women make up 70 per cent of workers in the health and social sector, and they do three times as much unpaid care work at home as men. More

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    COVID-19 exacerbates women’s vulnerabilities and gender inequalities in Georgia

    To document how women’s and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19 and ensure that gender considerations are properly addressed in COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts by national and international partners, UN Women conducted a rapid gender assessment (RGA) of the COVID-19 situation in Georgia. More

  • The free e-course in Georgian provides key and useful information to interested individuals about gender equality and the issues that are relevant to women’s rights; Photo: UN Women

    Electronic course launched to raise awareness on gender equality

    It is impossible to achieve gender equality and to respect women’s rights without raising public awareness. To that end, an electronic course developed through the joint initiative of the Public Defender of Georgia and UN Women represents an important step taken towards this direction. More

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Women’s Empowerment Principles for more empowered women

Take a look on how the implementation of Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) has changed lives of women in business companies in Georgia. Promoting and implementing WEPs is one of UN Women’s most important goals through the project “A joint Action for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Georgia”, funded by the Government of Norway.